Manny Pacquiao & Lucas Matthysse Land in Malaysia to Hero’s Welcome
After speculation and rumors of the bout not coming to fruition reached a fevered pitch in the months leading up to the fight, Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse are ready to face each other a mere seven days from now.
On Tuesday, future Hall-of-Famer Manny Pacquiao and WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse arrived in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia ahead of their July 15 showdown at the Axiata Arena.
“We are locked and loaded. I am more than ready and excited to show Malaysian fight fans the fruits of hard training and preparation. We had a very great training camp and I cannot wait to fight on Sunday, July 15 (July 14 in the US).”
“I feel 100 percent sure that I will succeed in this fight. I trained very hard to defend my title in Malaysia. I’ve already gotten used to the weather and time here. I’m in great condition, and I promise a great performance to the entire world. I thank Golden Boy Promotions, Arano Box and everyone involved in the promotion. This will be a first-class combat in which I promise a spectacular victory!”
Fans outside of Malaysia will be able to watch the fight on the ESPN app and ESPN.com with the fighters entering the ring at 11:30 PM ET on the 15th.
For photos of the grand arrival, scrolls down.